Q Commons – Taking The Rage And Emotional Woundedness Out Of The City Through Forgiveness

Dr. Robert Enright October 26, 2017

Dr. Robert Enright is the unquestioned pioneer in the scientific study of forgiveness. He has been called “the forgiveness trailblazer” by Time magazine and is often introduced as “the father of forgiveness research” because of his 32-year academic commitment to researching and implementing forgiveness programs. Dr. Enright is the author or editor of seven books, and over 100 publications centered on social development and the psychology of forgiveness. He also pioneered forgiveness therapy and developed an early intervention to promote forgiveness—the 20-step “Process Model of Forgiving.” The Enright Forgiveness Inventory, now used by researchers around the world, is an objective measure of the degree to which one person forgives another who has hurt him or her deeply and unfairly. Dr. Enright is a professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a position he has held since 1978, and co-founder of the International Forgiveness Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge about forgiveness and community renewal through forgiveness.